Evan Casper-Futterman

Evan Casper-Futterman is the program director of the Economic Democracy Learning Center at the Bronx Cooperative Development Initiative (BCDI) and a board member of the Cooperative Economics Alliance of New York City (CEANYC). He received a master’s degree in urban planning from the University of New Orleans and a PhD from the Bloustein school of planning and public policy at Rutgers University. The views expressed here are his own.

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The Just Transition, Economic Democracy, and the Green New Deal

Two recent books takeup the challenges of radical social and institutional transformation to make a GND maximally effective. One outlines the requirements for a maximally participatory democracy, but raises questions about its ideological valences; the other outlines a multilayered effort in one US city, leaving us with questions about organizational capacity to pull off the GND. Inasmuch as these works draw mainly on non-US examples, they magnify the challenges that remain here.

January 8, 2020